Syrian Army defeats ISIS in east Homs, recaptures another town

The Syrian Army has fully regained control over the town of Huwaysis in the eastern countryside of Homs following fierce clashes with the Islamic State.

According to a military source, the government forces recaptured the town after taking over the surrounding hilltops amid massive jihadi retreat.

The same sources added that Russian helicopters hunted down the fleeing militants; killing and wounding scores.

Huwaysis retains a strategic importance as it is situated along the road to Uqayrbat; a major ISIS stronghold in eastern Hama countryside which is now entirely encircled by the Army troops.